Finnish Submitted Surnames

Finnish names are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHO Finnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHONEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
AHTISAARI Finnish
Borne by Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work.
ANTTILA Finnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ASIKKALA Finnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
AUKIO Finnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AURINKO Finnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
GADOLIN Finnish (Rare)
Derived from the name of the homestead Magnula in Kalanti (formerly Nykyrko) parish in southwest Finland. Magnula is thought to be associated with Latin magnus "large, big, great" and the name Gadolin is derived from Hebrew gadol with the same meaning... [more]
HAAVISTO Finnish
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa, "aspen", and the suffix -sto which is used for places and groups of things.
HÄKKINEN Finnish
From given name Heikki
HÄMÄLÄINEN Finnish
Finnish surname meaning "Tavastian, person from Tavastia". Tavastia is a historical province in southern Finland. The surname is a combination of Häme "Tavastia" and -läinen "-ian".
HARJU Finnish
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
HARMA Finnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma or Haarma. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
HARTIKKA Finnish
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
HAUTALA Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
HAUTAMAA Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HAUTAMÄKI Finnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
HEIKKILÄ Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the local ending -lä, denoting someone from a household headed by someone called Heikki.
HEIKKINEN Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the common surname suffix -nen.
HEINONEN Finnish
A combination of HEINO and the common surname suffix -nen.
HIETALA Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (la) meaning, “abode, house, place, or land of….”
HIETAMAA Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HIETAMAKI Finnish
hieta ("fine-sand") & mäki ("hill")
HILJANEN Finnish
Hiljanen derives from hilja which means "quiet" in Finnish.
HOKKANEN Finnish
From the Karelian given name Hokka (a derivative of Russian Foka) combined with the Finnish surname suffix -nen.
HOLAPPA Finnish
The name Holappa has its origin in a Russian word holop which means “slave” or “soul” (see “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol). The first Holappas came from behind the Russian border around the 1500 to Swedish side, to the area that would later become Finland... [more]
HOLKERI Finnish
Finnish surname, derived from Scandinavian given name Holger.
HÖLTTÄ Finnish
"Unreliable" or "Untrustworthy"
HUHTAMÄKI Finnish
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”)
ILLOINEN Finnish
Ancient Finnish surname derived from the name of an estate located in Rusko, Finland. Today used as a surname, also part of the city of Turku, Finland. Original meaning: a vigorous well.
ILOLA Finnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
KALLIO Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
KARHU Finnish
Means "bear" (the animal) in Finnish.
KARI Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARJALA Finnish
Finnish from karja ‘cattle’ + the local suffix -la, or possibly from a word of Germanic origin, harja- ‘host’, ‘crowd’, Old Swedish haer. Historic records suggest that the Germanic inhabitants of the area around Lake Ladoga (in present-day Russia) used this term to refer to the Finns who once lived there.
KARJALAINEN Finnish
Means "Karelian, a person from Karelia" in Finnish. Derived from Finnish Karjala "Karelia". Karelia is an area on the border between Finland and Russia.
KATAJA Finnish
Finnish for common juniper. Originally given to people living near juniper trees.
KERÄNEN Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KINNUNEN Finnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KIURU Finnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVIMÄKI Finnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVISTÖ Finnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
KOHVAKKA Finnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
KOIVISTO Finnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
KOIVUNEN Finnish
Means "birch" in Finnish
KONTIO Finnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
KORPELA Finnish
From korpi, a marsh type, and -la, a suffix used for places. This surname was found in Lapua, Vassa, Finland, circa 1900 and before.
KOSKI Finnish
Means "rapids" in Finnish.
KOSKINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish koski "rapid" and the common surname suffix -nen.
KUOPUS Finnish
A house name in Pudasjärvi Oulu Finland... [more]
LAAKSO Finnish
From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
LAHTINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish lahti "bay" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LAINE Estonian, Finnish
Means "wave" in Finnish and Estonian.
LAITINEN Finnish
Finnish surname of unknown origin.
LAMPELA Finnish
From Finnish word lampi which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
LEHTINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish lehti "leaf" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LEHTO Finnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
LEHTOMÄKI Finnish
Lehto means "grove" and Mäki means "hill" in Finnish. This type of surname (combination of two nature related words) is very common in Finland.
LEMPIÄINEN Finnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
LEMPINEN Finnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
LIEKKI Finnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
LINN Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LUHTANEN Finnish
Luhtanen is an Finnish surname derived from "luhta" meaning "swamp flood meadow".
LUOMA Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
MAAN Arabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
MACKEY Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MÄKI Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
MANNERHEIM Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Swedification of the German surname Marhein. A famous bearer was Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), a Finnish military leader, statesman and the 6th President of Finland. His family moved to Finland (then a part of Sweden) in the 18th century.
MARTTINEN Finnish
Derived from the given name Martti and the name suffix -nen, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as Morton.
MATTILA Finnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of MATTI and the suffix -la "farm, place".
METSÄNIEMI Finnish
Finnish surname derived from metsä meaning forest and niemi meaning peninsula.
MUSTANEN Finnish
It derives from the Finnish word for the colour "black", musta.
MYKKÄNEN Finnish (Rare)
Finnish rare variant of Mäkinen.
MYLLYMÄKI Finnish
Combination of Finnish mylly "mill" and mäki "hill, slope".
MYRSKY Finnish
Means "storm, tempest, gale".
NEVALA Finnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NIEMI Finnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NORRGÅRD Finnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
OJA Finnish
From Finnish oja "ditch, trench".
OJALA Estonian, Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
OKA Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
OKSA Finnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
OKSANEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish oksa "branch".
PAAVOLA Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century... [more]
PELTO Finnish
Translates to "field" from Finnish.
PERHONEN Finnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
PUKKI Finnish
The Finnish word for a male goat.
PUNTILA Finnish
Borne by the title character in Bertolt Brecht's play 'Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti' (1948), set in Finland in the 1920s.
PURO Finnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
RAATIKAINEN Finnish
A family name first registered in the form Radikain in the 16th or 17th century. Derives from the German man's name Konrad which in Finland was shortened to Radi.
RÄISÄNEN Finnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
RAJANIEMI Finnish
Rajaniemi: The last name of a group of people who live in Finland. Some live in the United States when their ancestors immigrated to the US in the early 1900's.
RANTANEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish ranta "beach, shore" and the common surname suffix -nen.
RASILA Finnish
A variant of the finnish word (rasi) for a forest that has been cleared for slash and burn but has not yet been burnt for agricultural means. The suffix "-la" is usually added to the stem of the word to indicate a location... [more]
RAUHANEN Finnish
Finnish rauha "peace" combined with the common surname suffix -nen. ... [more]
RAUTIAINEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish rautio "smith".
RUUTIKAINEN Finnish
A rare Finnish surname combining the word for gunpowder, "ruuti", and the common surname ending -nen. The 2017 Finnish population register indicates there are 106 Ruutikainens alive in Finland, and some sites estimate there are another ten abroad... [more]
SAARINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALMI Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALO Finnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONEN Finnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SANTALA Finnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SAUKKO Finnish
Means "otter" in Finnish.
SAVELA Finnish
Derived from Finnish savi "clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
SAVOLAINEN Finnish
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
SOINTU Finnish, Karelian
"chord (music)"
SORMUNEN Finnish
from the word sormi "finger" or sormus "ring"
SORSA Finnish
Means "duck" in Finnish
SUOKAS Finnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
SUOMALAINEN Finnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
SUOMI Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
SUOMINEN Finnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
SUSILUOTO Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
TAMMINEN Finnish
From "tammi" meaning "oak tree". A place with lot of oaks.
TANNERAHO Finnish
My grandmother was from Finland was as is many generations according to her. Descendants are still located in Musta Jarva, near Ruovesi.
TIENSUU Finnish
Means "The road's mouth". Tien means "the road" and Suu means "mouth" in Finnish.
TOPELIUS Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
TORVALDS Finnish
Famous bearer: Linus Torvalds, inventor of the Linux kernel.
TUOMINEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish toumi "bird cherry" and the common surname suffix -nen.
TURUNEN Finnish
From 'turku', an archaic word for a marketplace (tori in modern Finnish), and the common surname suffix 'nen'.
UUSI Finnish
Uusi is a Finnish surname meaning "new".
VÄISÄNEN Finnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VALKEAPÄÄ Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALO Finnish
means "light" in finnish
VIROLAINEN Finnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
WAARA Finnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
WESTERGÅRD Swedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WICKSTRAND Swedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WICKSTROM Finnish
Wickström is a Finnish family, originally from Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia associated with the production of automobiles and marine engines.
WIRTA Finnish
From virta ‘stream’, used as a topographic name, also as a soldier’s name in the 17th century. Also adopted as an ornamental name, especially in western and southern Finland.
WUORI Finnish
"mountain"